|Craig Venter on DNA and the sea - TED.com|
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter takes a break from his epic round-the-world expedition to talk about the millions of genes his team has discovered so far in its quest to map the ocean’s biodiversity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; DNA; biosphere; biotech; entrepreneur; genetics; invention; oceans; science; technology; 2005
|Corneille Ewango is a hero of the Congo forest - TED.com|
Botanist Corneille Ewango talks about his work at the Okapi Faunal Reserve in the Congo Basin -- and his heroic work protecting it from poachers, miners and raging civil wars.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; animals; biodiversity; biosphere; war; 2007
|Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds - TED.com|
In this brief talk from TED U 2009, Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity -- one seed at a time. Reminding us that plants support human life, he shares the vision of the Millennium Seed Bank, which has stored over 3 billion seeds to date from dwindling yet essential plant species.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; biodiversity; biology; biosphere; environment; future; life; science; 2009
|Kartick Satyanarayan: How we rescued the "dancing" bears - TED.com|
Traditionally, the Kalandar community of India has survived by capturing sloth bear cubs and training them to "dance" through extreme cruelty. Kartick Satyanarayan has been able to put an end to this centuries-old practice, and in so doing discovered a lesson of wider significance: make the practitioners part of the solution.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; animals; biodiversity; biosphere; environment; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Charles Anderson discovers dragonflies that cross oceans - TED.com|
While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biodiversity; biology; biosphere; birds; insects; science; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food - TED.com|
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biodiversity; biosphere; climate change; disaster relief; environment; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2 - TED.com|
At TEDxUSC, Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 -- an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxUSC; TED; Talks; adventure; biosphere; biotech; climate change; environment; space; 2009
|Willie Smits restores a rainforest - TED.com|
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; biodiversity; biosphere; global issues; green; science; TED2009; 2009
|Romulus Whitaker: The real danger lurking in the water - TED.com|
The gharial and king cobra are two of India's most iconic reptiles, and they're endangered because of polluted waterways. Conservationist Romulus Whitaker shows rare footage of these magnificent animals and urges us to save the rivers that sustain their lives and our own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; biodiversity; biosphere; environment; water; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Nalini Nadkarni: Life science in prison - TED.com|
Nalini Nadkarni challenges our perspective on trees and prisons -- she says both can be more dynamic than we think. Through a partnership with the state of Washington, she brings science classes and conservation programs to inmates, with unexpected results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biosphere; crime; environment; nature; prison; social change; TED2010; 2010
|Al Gore: What comes after An Inconvenient Truth? - TED.com|
At TED2009, Al Gore presents updated slides from around the globe to make the case that worrying climate trends are even worse than scientists predicted, and to make clear his stance on clean coal.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; biosphere; climate change; energy; environment; presentation; science; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Nalini Nadkarni on conserving the canopy - TED.com|
A unique ecosystem of plants, birds and monkeys thrives in the treetops of the rainforest. Nalini Nadkarni explores these canopy worlds -- and shares her findings with the world below, through dance, art and bold partnerships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; animals; apes; biodiversity; biology; biosphere; children; education; environment; green; science; women; TED2009; 2009
|E.O. Wilson on saving life on Earth - TED.com|
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere -- and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world's knowledge about life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; TED Prize; ants; biodiversity; biology; biosphere; global issues; nature; science; technology; 2007